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C of A KANGAROOS - 1st Watermark (Official Stamps)
PERFORATED 'OS/NSW': PERFORATED 'OS/NSW': 1d red block of 10 (5x2), corner fault at lower-right, ten strikes of NSW BN '879' of Adamstown.
C of A KANGAROOS - 3rd Watermark
13a 3d olive-green with the Watermark Inverted BW #13Ka block of 4, well centred, very lightly mounted, Cat $900++ (plus a significant premium for the attractive shade).
C of A - Postal History
1904-07 three Tatts covers to Hobart with Postage Dues Blank Tablet 2d x2 or 4d & 1906 PPC from GB with 'ALDERNEY' (Channel Islands) cds & Filled Tablet 1d tied by 'EDITHBURGH/SA' squared-circle.
NEW SOUTH WALES
1850-51 Sydney Views Plate I (No Clouds) Hard Bluish Paper 1d pale red SG 6 horizontal pair [19-20], margins just touching - at upper-right - to large, BN '46' of Gundagai, Cat £950+.
No longer available
NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History
POSTMARKS: Shoebox of mostly PPCs with cds 'ADELONG' to 'YOUNG' many with numerals, stated to have very little duplication, noted scarce postmarks & numeral ties and many closed offices, condition very variable & quality of the strikes rather mixed but an excellent basis for expansion. Ex John Forrest.
POSTMARKS: Seven pages of Newtown markings with Rays '182' Type 1 (rated R) x3, Type 2 range including on a Tatts cover with superb triple-oval 'REGISTERED/NEWTOWN NSW' d/s & 'REG No' h/s both in rosine, various duplexes including on 5d on 1891 registered cover to Victoria, etc. Ex John Forrest.
(Qty 67 + 10 covers)
1850-57 Half-Lengths Second State of the Die (More Colour above 'VICTORIA')1d pale dull red-brown SG 5a, almost full margins - just shaved at right - with a fragment of the adjoining unit at left, neat Butterfly '15' cancel of Geelong, Cat £450. Unusually fine for this issue.
1850-57 Half-Lengths JS Campbell & Co 1d orange-red SG 23 marginal horizontal pair [13-14] from the left of the sheet, margins just clear to huge, two bold/superb strikes of Barred Oval '2' of Geelong, Cat £280++. A beautiful & superb multiple. RPSofV Certificate (2015). [This pair came to us with a BPA Certificate (1998) as the rare "rose" shade SG 23a, Cat £1500++. This was clearly wrong. However, in the BPA's defence, this is a common error, but it highlights why Australian stamps - and especially shades - need to be expertised by people who handle them regularly. Geoff Kellow at page 51 states "The rose shade is often misidentified...Proper identification depends on paper characteristics, or the presence of known Campbell secondary flaws]
VICTORIA - Postal History
1850 (Nov 12) cover to Sydney endorsed "Per Shamrock" but crossed-out & amended in the same hand to "Per Overland Mail" with very rare franking of Ham 1d dull red SG 8a horizontal abnormal pair [5-28, the right-hand unit being substituted for 6] with almost full margins (the left-hand unit with White Flaw Obliterating the Upper-Right Corner), Butterfly '1' cancels of Melbourne (b/s) & Sydney arrival b/s of NO*19/1850, minor blemishes. Ex JRW Purves, Rodney Perry & Ken Barelli. Rodney Perry Certificate (2006, unsigned). [Abnormal pairs are very scarce, and usage on cover is quite remarkable]
1855-80 goldmining group with crowned-oval 'HEPBURN' d/s on 1855 piece, then seven covers (two - one a front only - are registered) with various Classic frankings including Woodblocks Imperf 2/- & Perf 12 2/-, scarce cds of 'EGANSTOWN', 'GAFFNEYS CK', 'KANGAROOFLAT' (one word) & 'YANDOIT' noted, all but one with various 'PD' (Paid to Destination) markings, rather scruffy but value at the estimate. [Priced by a European dealer for €1750]
(Qty 8 items)
1857 small local cover with Emblems Imperf 1d pair (margins good to large) tied by BN '3' of 'CASTLEMAINE' (oval b/s), two very fine strikes of the unframed-oval 'ADVERTISED/AND/UNCLAIMED' h/s. Delightful. [Many itinerant goldminers had their mail addressed to the closest post office. As there was no delivery and notification system, acceptance of mail required the personal attendance of the addressee. Often, unsuccessful miners moved to "greener pastures" without advising the post office of their whereabouts (often unknown in advance). Ken Barelli's similar cover sold at the Prestige auction of 2/5/2014 for $1265]
1858 internal cover with Emblems 4d rose-pink SG 65 irregularly separated single just tied to outer by BN '57', largely fine oval 'KYNETON/[crown]/1*MA/1858/VICTORIA' (1st March, not May) & Melbourne arrival b/s. This is a significant cover because it proves that No Watermark imperf stamps were issued prior to the cancellation for fraud & theft of Calvert's contract, in April 1858. Ex CL Pack, BD Forster, Rodney Perry & Ken Barelli.
1858 cover to Wales "pr Monthly Mail/Collumbian" [sic] with Emblems 1d pale emerald SG 62 horizontal pair plus Rouletted 4d pale dull rose on Vertically Laid Paper SG 71 tied by BN '9' cancels of Beechworth (light b/s of AU-13/58), Melbourne & 'COWBRIDGE/ OC19/58' b/s, ironed-out vertical fold well clear of the stamps, some blemishes. A scarce franking. Carried per "Columbian", departed Melbourne 17/8/1858, arrived Suez 3/10/1858; then per "Cambria", departed Alexandria 5/10/1858, arrived Southampton 18/10/1863.
1859 quadruple-rate entire headed "Beehive Association" with Emblems 4d rose-pink SG 85a pair & two singles, BN '60' & very fine oval 'MALDON/[crown]/NO30/1859/VICTORIA' b/s, Melbourne arrival b/s, minor faults that don't affect the fine facial appearance. A very scarce internal franking. Ex Rodney Perry & Ken Barelli.
1860 entire to Scotland "p Emue [sic] SS/Via Marseilles" with Emblems 1d dull green SG 84 plus Rouletted 2d SG 69 & Queen on Throne Rouletted 6d SG 73, "killer" BN '1' & Melbourne b/s of AP24/60, British 'Insufficient Postage ("3")/Fine ("6")' & 'MORE/TO/PAY'-in-circle handstamps both in red, Edinburgh arrival b/s of JU13/60, internal writing shows through the paper but otherwise remarkably fine & attractive. Carried per "Emeu", departed Melbourne 25/4/1860, arrived Suez 2/6/1860; then per "Panther", departed Alexandria 4/6/1860, arrived Marseilles 10/6/1860. Ex Rodney Perry & Ken Barelli.
Presumably sent in a closed bag as there is no London transit marking. If the underpayment had been noted in Melbourne, it should have been sent by the long sea route. However, the arrival date proves carriage via Marseilles.
1860 flimsy entire to England "Via Marseilles" with Emblems 4d rose-pink SG 87 vertical pair plus Wove Paper 1d yellow-green SG 84/a gr on, barely legible BN '214' & poor 'BIRREGURRA' b/s of MY13/60, minor blemishes. Carried per "Benares", departed Melbourne 18/5/1860, arrived Suez 28/6/1860; then per "Panther", departed Alexandria 29/6/1860, arrived Marseilles 6/7/1860. Ex Sir Chester Beatty, BD Forster, Rodney Perry & Ken Barelli. [The reverse was sealed with a piece of selvedge from a sheet of the Woodblock Perf 13 2/- blue/green SG 129 with part of the marginal inscription!]
1860 (Dec 26) cover to London "Via Marseilles" with scarce franking of Woodblocks Rouletted 6d orange SG 53a & Beaded Ovals 3d blue SG 88 tied by BN '1' of Melbourne (b/s), London arrival b/s of FE12/61 in red. Carried per "Jeddo", departed Melbourne 26/12/1860; "Nemesis", departed Galle 18/1/1861; & "Euxine". departed Alexandria 4/2/1861, arrived Marseilles 10/2/1861.
1861 mourning cover to England "Per Behar/Via Marseilles" with Emblems 1d yellow-green SG 98/a vertical strip of 3 plus Queen on Throne Rouletted 6d blue SG 73 BN '5' & tiny 'BALLARAT/JA25/61/VICTORIA' b/s plus similar Geelong & Melbourne transit b/s, 'M' h/s applied at Geelong, very fine 'BIRMINGHAM/MR17/61' arrival b/s, minor soiling. Carried per "Behar", departed Melbourne 26/1/1861, arrived Galle 14/2/1861; per "Nubia", departed Galle 17/2/1861, arrived Suez 4/3/1861; then per "Valetta", departed Alexandria 8/3/1861, arrived Marseilles 15/3/1861. Ex JRW Purves, Rodney Perry & Ken Barelli.
VICTORIA - Postmarks
BARRED NUMERALS: '307' of 'GROWLERS CK' (superb b/s of JU27/65; LRD) poor but discernible (inverted) strike on Laureates 4d on stained cover. Rated RRRR. PO 1/8/1860; renamed Wandiligong 25/1/1875. [Goldmining: 6km SSE of Bright. The addressee "JB Ware" was JB We re, Melbourne's first & most prominent stockbroker]
Quartz Reef Stawell: 'QUARTZ REEFS STAWELL/JA6/70/VICTORIA' largely very fine arrival b/s on soiled cover from Geelong to "Reefs Pleasant Creek". From Quartz Reef Pleasant Creek c.1867; replaced by Stawell (2) 1/7/1870. [Goldmining: 2km from Stawell. The cds is recorded SE3/69 to JA31/70 only]